Are you like me and always on the hunt for that one amazing watch that does it all? I sure am and have been for a few years. Many have come close, but I haven’t found one to crown the champ yet. I am going to give you a little backstory on my watch addiction…
Any time somebody on the internet makes a “best of list” you have to wonder who made them an expert. Well, today I am making a list of Seiko watches. While I may not be a horological expert, I am a Seiko fanboy and I do own every watch on this list. So, I am the perfect person to give you some solid advice about which Seiko to buy if you want to spend $500 or less.
Some scuba divers use dive computers to track their dives but others don’t use them. Here’s everything you need to know about dive computers.
Are you looking for the best solar dive watch around? Well, it’s actually a tougher mission than you might have thought! Not only have I scoured the internet for the best solar dive watches, I’ve actually physically handled and used every watch on the list! I’ll give further details, but let’s get right to it.
Like so many pieces of gear I try out, I saw the ADDIESDIVE Steeldive watch well over a year ago while looking at watches on Amazon. Originally, I thumbed my nose at another homage attempt, and I really wasn’t a fan of the Willard Diver. However, that has changed and I have found myself enthralled…
We review a lot of dive watches. Usually, we describe a watch’s appearance, construction, durability, and performance. However, this time, we’d like to discuss function over form. More specifically, we want to talk about the practical function of a dive watch.
This time, Phoibos has changed the movement and upped the stakes with an excellent bracelet version. Perhaps the biggest addition to this one is the bracelet and I want to talk about it first, because it’s excellent.
Looking for a serious quartz diver? Then you need to check out the Deep Blue DayNight Diver! Crazy lume and light on the wrist just might be the ticket.
As far as dive watches go, there are dive watches and then there are dive watches! The latter being robust timepieces that will handle chasing Sea Monsters almost to the bottom of Loch Ness. Most watch manufacturers usually have one beast of a watch within their catalog, and today, I am talking about a deep diver from Orient Watches.
It’s always refreshing, and a little exciting, to see a watch that’s original, and I was extremely pleased with the originality of the Tidewater. It’s not just another micro-brand diver with Seiko guts (the Tidewater has a Sellita SW200 inside, more on that later), it’s actually a watch with an original look and a timepiece that seems to have been thought out ahead of production.
If you’re reading this, you may be seriously considering picking up an Ocean Rover. My advice, buy the watch! What you really are strapping to your wrist is a watch that is arguably an equal in quality and craftsmanship to an actual Submariner.
Spinnaker’s latest release, the Amalfi Diver, looks to be another solid offering from the brand.
When it comes to the Sea Star, the list of bad things is pretty much non-existent. As long as you’re in the market for a bronze diver, you really can’t go wrong.
If you haven’t heard about Szanto Timepieces, you’ve really missed out! They certainly have some watch industry chops behind them. Time Concepts, the parent company of Szanto, was started by Barry Cohen who was one of the original founders of Luminox Watches.
The Phoibos Great Wall is definitely an original diver that comes in at a very competitive price. With a great list of specs, looks to match, and solid price point, this is a watch that will not be a disappointment in your collection.
When it comes to the world of microbrand watches, to say that the field is crowded is an understatement. It’s tough to wade through all the offerings and find the really good ones, to get through the hype and the finely crafted marketing. Really, you just want to come across a great watch! In the end, isn’t that what we all want? We want a solid,interesting watch with a backbone of specs to be proud of. Well, I think that’s exactly what we have here in the SWC Diver.
Orient consistently puts out solid watches at more-than-fair prices. That right there is a huge, driving factor in what I think of watches and how I rate them: bang for the buck.
The Croft is no exception, named for Robert Croft, a US Navy Diving Instructor who became the first person to free-dive to depth of 200 ft. So, if you’re into diving, or things with a purpose, then you should at least like the history behind the watch.